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what they did was throw in some flash bang devices. those give off a really blinding, bright light and a disorienting loud noise. fbi agents shook hands and patted each others' backs shortly after storming an underground bunker to save the 5-year-old held hostage for seven days. the boy named ethan has been reunited with his family at a local hospital and is said to be doing well. >> he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. the things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, is dead. officials say they made the decision to raid the bunker after dykes began pacing and holding his gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: the news that ethan is safe and unharmed came as a relief to the community here in midland city.
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>> very special child. he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, he's -- he's okay. >> reporter: teresa singletary was on the bus with ethan when dykes grabbed him. >> happy, hallelujah. >> reporter: it's believed dykes may have taken the boy hostage in order to air some grievances. >> he has a story that's important it him. although it's very complex. >> reporter: authorities have not yet revealed how dykes died, nor any further details of the raid. and anne-marie, the classes at midland elementary school resume today. surely his classmates and teachers will have a reason to rejoice. and ethan has another reason to celebrate. his 6th birthday is tomorrow. back to you. >> great. thank you very much, teresa garcia in midland city, alabama.
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four members of the house, two republicans and two democrats, plan to announce a plan to make gun trafficking a federal crime. yesterday president obama spent the day in minnesota promoting gun control. as tara mergener reports, the president is asking for the public's help to get congress to take action. >> reporter: president obama took his gun control message on the road. sitting down with law enforcement officials and community leaders in minneapolis. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: the president praised the minneapolis police department, pointing to the city's success in tackling gun violence. he's also trying to reach minnesota gun owners as he works to rally public support for his proposals to curb gun violence. >> i need everybody who's listening to keep the pressure on your member of congress to do the right thing. >> reporter: this is expected to be the first of several trips the president makes to put his plan outside washington. proposals for a new ban on assault weapons and
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high-capacity ammunition magazines are already meeting a lot of resistance on capitol hill. >> i have a hard time telling my constituents in texas that congress is looking at passing a whole raft of new laws when the laws that we currently have on the books are so woefully unenforced. >> reporter: outside groups on both sides of the issue are turning up the pressure on lawmakers. elizabeth quiche is one of 350 college presidents that signed a letter to congress supporting stricter gun laws. >> we felt that as educators who care about young people and the safety and well-being of young people, we needed to stand up. >> reporter: the letter calls for keeping guns off college campuses, as well as universal background checks and a new assault weapons ban. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. the battle over the debt limit has been pushed back at least until may. president obama signed a bill monday to temporarily suspend the $16.4 trillion limit on federal borrowing.
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experts say the bill allows the government to borrow about $450 billion to meet interest payments and other obligations. and now to the push for immigration reform. a house judiciary committee begins hearings today, and homeland security secretary janet napolitano will be in el paso for the second day of her border tour. she was in san diego yesterday and met with local leaders. she said the number of people arrested trying to enter the u.s. illegally dropped to a 40-year low. >> we've matched our successes at the border with smart, effective immigration enforcement with a focus on identifying and removing criminal aliens and other public safety threats. >> president obama will meet with business and labor leaders today hoping to convince them immigration reform will be good for the economy. almost five months after the tragedy at a u.s. consulate that
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killed americans in benghazi libya, the senate voted to improve security at u.s. embassies overseas the measure heads to the house. [ applause ] monday was john kerry's first day on the job as secretary of state. he joked about his predecessor, hillary clinton, saying he had big heels to fill. public records indicate superdome officials were worried about a possible blackout months before the super bowl. officials still aren't sure what caused the 34-minute blackout. according to the "new orleans times picayune," they're looking at equipment that controls the flow of electricity from the power company to the stadium. now it was part of a recent multimillion dollar upgrade. armen basketball -- armen keteyian was there. >> reporter: the root cause remains under investigation. the superdome executive doug thornton said it was a shutdown to one of the main lines
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powering the dome. >> all we know is we had an interruption in service. >> reporter: he said power to the electrical company entergn, was fed into a substation which split the electrical feed into two lines running power to the stadium. it was the main a line, he said, that went dark without warning. >> sensed abnormalities in their substation. and it -- it shunted the power to the superdome. >> reporter: it happened some 90 seconds into the third quarter, and we were in the nfl command center interviewing for "60 minutes sports." the man in charge of game day operations. >> uh-oh. uh-oh. >> we lost light. >> reporter: the moment the lights went out, the sense of uncertainty filled the room. >> frank? we lost the a.c. >> reporter: what does that mean? >> that means we have to do the bus time. >> reporter: what does that mean? >> that means about a 20-minute delay. >> reporter: on monday, nfl commissioner, roger goodell, put one rumor to rest. the power outage, they said, was
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not caused by beyonce's super techno halftime show a show this had been powered by a separate set of generators. >> there's no indication at all that this was caused by the halftime show. >> reporter: superdome officials said they spent millions upgrading their electrical systems since hurricane katrina. goodell educated the incident would not affect attempts by the city to host a future super bowl. >> this is clearly something that can be fixed and something we can prepare for, and we will. >> reporter: the next super bowl will be played here in the new york area at metlife stadium. an nfl official said the league will take a closer look at that stadium's power supply and backup plans. cbs news, new york. coming up on the "morning news," explosion investigation. authorities in mexico reveal the cause of a massive blast at the headquarters of an oil company that killed dozens of people. this is the "cbs morning news." dozens of people. this is the "cbs morning news."
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in mexico, investigators blame a gas build-up in a became for an explosion that killed 37 people last week. the blast at the headquarters of mexico's state-run oil company is the firm's worst disaster in more than a decade. officials say there's no sign of foul play. on the "cbs money watch," s&p facing a federal lawsuit, and new options for happy meals. ashley morrison is here in new york and has that and more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, anne-marie. there's been a sell-off in asia. the me to key plummeted 2% snapping a five-day losing streak. the hang seng lost more than 2%. the dow and nasdaq suffered the biggest drop this year amid concerns over europe. the nasdaq shed nearly 48 and the dow 129. the u.s. government sued credit rating agency standard and poor's last night.
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the justice department alleges the company gave high ratings to risky mortgage bonds that then plunged in value and contributed to the 2008 financial crisis. the "wall street journal" reports the government was seeking penalties of more than $1 billion. boeing has asked the faa for permission to conduct new test flights of its troubled dreamliner 787. the request suggests boeing wants to test a fix to the battery problems. two batteries caught fire last month, grounding the entire 787 fleet. well, we all dread filling up our cars. now a new government study found out just how big of a chunk it takes from our wallets. the average american pumps about 4% of our income into our gas tanks. that's about $2,900. wow. that is the highest percentage in two years. two fast food giants are beefing up their men use with limited time offers. mcdonald's is adding the first
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neutron -- new entree to its menu with fish mcbites. it debuted this week and will coincide with lent. pizza hut is also introducing pizza sliders and is giving away samples tonight from 4:00 to 7:00. can't go wrong with free pizza. anne-marie? >> no way. two of my favorites together at last. ashley morrison in new york, thank you. straight ahead, your tuesday morning weather. in sports, the thunder steal one from dallas in a big western conference win. in sp the thunder steal one from dallas in a big western conference win. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military families face we understand. our financial advice is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings retirement advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. learn more with our free usaa retirement guide. call 877-242-usaa.
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keep moving. stayfree. here's a look at today's forecast in some cities across the country. new york, high of 32, morning flurries. miami, 78. chicago, light snow, 30 degrees. partly sunny in dallas, high of 69. los angeles, 65 degrees. time now for a check of the national forecast. a canadian clipper brings light snow from minnesota to michigan today with another one expected to arrive tomorrow. expect some light morning snow in new england and long island, while west virginia will see as much as six inches of snow. out west a foot of snow possible in the mountains of washington, oregon, idaho, and montana. and the southwest and south stay dry. in sports, baltimore is ready to party. the super bowl champion ravens got a heroes' welcome when they returned to baltimore yesterday. baltimore plans a big celebration today including a parade for the ravens beginning
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this morning followed by a celebration at m&t bank stadium. and now to the nba. a blowout for the oklahoma city thunder. the oklahoma city -- in oklahoma city, rather, they had an easy time with dallas. russell westbrook scored 24 points. kevin durant had 19 points and ten rebounds. the thunder led by 20 throughout the second half and beat dallas 112-91. in miami, lebron james scored 31 points to lead the heat to their 10th consecutive victory over charlotte. miami maintained the half-game lead over new york in the eastern conference. the heat beat the bobcats 99-94. in baseball, the 2006 national league cy young award winner, brandon webb, is retiring. webb, just 33, struggled through years of arm injuries. he hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2009. webb was a three-time all-star. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., cloudy, 44 the high. atlanta, 62 the high, expect rain there. st. louis, partly sunny, 51 the high. denver, mostly sunny. seattle, rain, 48 the high. and here's a look at this morning's top stories. the week-long hostage drama in midland city, alabama, is over. police stormed the underground bunker yesterday and rescued a 5-year-old boy. he's back with his mother. his captor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, was killed. and president obama was in minnesota yesterday pushing his plan for gun control. he admits it will be tough getting congress to pass an assault weapons ban. a former marine accused of
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gunning down a retired navy s.e.a.l. sniper at a texas shooting range is on suicide watch this morning. anna warner has developments in the death of a man who tried to help other service members adapt to life back home. >> reporter: chris kyle's marksman skills were so precise, iraqi insurgents nicknamed him "the devil of ramadi." his best-selling book, "american sniper," chronicled the former navy s.e.a.l.'s mission to protect american soldiers. he spoke with cbs' dallas station, ktvt, last year. >> my only regrets are the guys i couldn't save. that keeps me up at night. every shot i took, i felt extremely justified. >> reporter: kyle felt his mission to protect his comrades extended into civilian life. he often took troubled veterans to shooting ranges like this south of dallas for a day of camaraderie and conversation. the county sheriff, tommy bryant -- >> apparently mr. kyle works with people that are suffering from some issues that have been in the military.
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and this shooter is possibly one of those people. >> reporter: the suspect, eddie ray routh, is a former marine. police say he shot kyle and a friend, chad littlefield, with a handgun. routh allegedly confessed the murders to his sister. police took him into custody saturday night near his home in a dallas suburb after a brief chase. kyle served four tours in iraq. he was considered by many to have been the best sniper in u.s. military history with more than 150 confirmed kills. he retired in 2009 to return home to his wife and his two children. >> she means the world to me. and especially, you know, those two little kids that i didn't really have an opportunity to get to know. i wanted to make sure that they knew their dad and knew how much i loved them. it's time for me to step back from the military and give them my all. >> reporter: the sheriff's office says routh became
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aggressive overnight and had to be shocked with a stun gun and then restrained. he's being held on $3 million bond and is now on suicide watch. anna warner, cbs news, dallas. lightning struck twice for an arkansas couple. steven and terry weaver went on a fishing trip and bought a scratch-off lottery ticket. they bought another on the way home. both were winners, totaling over $1 million. coming up, bargain beach vacations. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." gain beach vacations. i'm anne-marie green. this is the cbs morning news. i'm so happy to be marrying your mom. you know that, right? uh-huh. i know this hasn't always been easy for you. and i'm really happy that you're in my life, too. ♪ ♪ it's just like yours, mom! [ jane ] behind every open heart is a story. tell yours with my open hearts collection at kay jewelers the number one jewelry store in america. there are millions of reasons to give one, but the message is always the same. keep your heart open... and
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it was an unlikely resting place for a king of england. on monday, scientists announced they found the remains of king richard iii under a parking lot. as mark phillips reports, the discovery will likely rewrite history. >> reporter: there was a time, archaeologists have discovered, when being king of england was a
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dead end job. it certainly was for richard iii whose battered bones have been found stuffed into a grave definitely not fit for a king. a grave that was lost for 500 years and discovered under what is now a parking lot. the skeleton's curved spine matched the historic tale of the hunchback king. the fearsome wounds matched the story of a king killed in battle. it took modern science to find an ancient king. dna analysis comparing the genetic code in the bones with that was michael ipsen, a descendant discovered 16 generations later. >> the phone rings and someone says, "i'm a historian, you're related to richard iii. congratulations"? >> more or less, i think he started by saying, "i'm not a lunatic." >> now is the winter of our discontent -- >> reporter: until now, most of what the world has known about
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richard has come from shakespeare's monster monarch who died trying to cling to his stolen throne and who gave the world one good line. >> a horse, my kingdom for a horse! >> reporter: the winners, of course, get to write history. and richard, being a loser, got a very bad press, including being accused of the murder of two of his relatives here at the tower of london. now, though, 500 years later, he gets a measure of revenge. finally he is the center of attention. for royal historians like sally dixon smith, it's history come alive. >> it's a fascinating murder mystery. all of richard's life. that we can still find archaeology like that and particularly under a municipal car park, i think that's fabulous. >> reporter: the king in the parking lot. history dug up and maybe rewritten. mark phillips, cbs news, london. the u.s. postal service is honoring a civil rights icon on what would have been her 100th birthday.
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the rosa parks forever stamp was unveiled yesterday at the henry ford museum in michigan. police in montgomery, alabama, arrested parks in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. she passed away in 2005. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we'll go to midland city, alabama, for the latest on the end of that hostage standoff involving a young boy. plus, the battle over spending cuts scheduled to kick in on march 1. we'll hear from house majority leader eric cantor. and new developments in the investigation into the superdome blackout during the super bowl. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- i'm anne-marie green. great day. -- captions by vitac --
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it's tuesday, february 5th. i'm elizabeth wenger. michelle has the morning >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's tuesday, february 5. i'm frank mallicoat. michelle is sleeping right now. [ laughter ] >> that's right. she has the day off. i'm elizabeth wenger. >> i think she will for the next week although i think she is going to make an appearance tomorrow. how about a little weather and traffic? the gang's all here. and we'll kick it off with lawrence. >> a lot of clouds around the bay area again. looks like it will stay dry but we could see some rain in the not too distant future. >> we are going to jump to the golden gate bridge where no accidents but we are dealing with roadwork southbound 101 as you work your way on to the span. more on that coming up in just a few minutes. >> thank you. starting off with this morning a hit-and-run in pittsburg sends four people to the hospital. >> yeah, a woman and her three kids were in a crosswalk last
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night when they were run over. it happened about 6:00 on crestview drive. the mother was pushing a stroller and two others on small bicycles all four taken to the hospital. one of the children was flown to children's hospital in oakland. police say they have found the car involved but the suspect is still add large. a grisly crime in sebastopol. a man found a neighbor covered with blood holding a knife. she said she had just killed someone. police found the woman's mother dead inside a hous she and her daughter shared. the 59-year-old woman was killed in her bedroom in what police say was a bloody crime scene. the daughter julie is now in jail. this morning, a suspect in a 28-year-old murder case on the peninsula is scheduled to enter a plea in court. daniel garcia was arrested last


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